Grub hub: 5 new restaurants to check out in Toronto right now

Jun 19 2019, 1:34 am

This bi-weekly roundup highlights recently-opened restaurants that you’ve got to get into.

With so many spots to hit across Toronto, it can be difficult to decide where to head for that date night, after-work drink, birthday dinner, or just-because meal.

So we’re here to help.

From hummus to pizza to seriously fierce pasta, these are the must-visit restaurants fresh to the city right now.

Shook Kitchen


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Serving up bright and beautiful eats at King and Portland, Shook is making its mark on the neighbourhood. The hummus is fresh, the labneh is creamy and the salads are the exact opposite of the sad-desk-variety. Plus, the bread is warm and puffy like a balloon. Swoon. Open early with lattes and grab-and-go goods on deck, this spot’s here for you all day long. Go. Seriously. You’ll be shook.

Address: 77 Portland Street
Phone: 647-484-7476


The Parlour


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Also tucked along the King West strip, The Parlour is new in from Vancouver. Serving up out-of-this-world pizza alongside other important Italian bites (read: prosciutto, burrata, crusty bread, etc.), this is a dinner reso to make on a night when you’re feeling extra hungry. Because you’re going to want to taste everything.

Address: 642 King Street West
Phone: 416-583-2642


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Honestly, King West is where it’s at this summer. Ascari is an east-end import, and the new spot at King and Portland is the restaurant’s second in the city. This spot’s slingin’ the most indulgent pasta, riddled with bright, seasonal veg and melt-in-your-mouth meats. Charcuterie to start and sweet desserts are perfectly executed too. Don’t miss out.

Address: 620 King Street West
Phone: 416-366-3673




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If you’re looking for a spot where you can grab a delicious bite on the go, Mugi’s got you. Serving up mouthwatering, plant-based Thai dishes, you can eat in or take your meal home (or to the park!) This spot’s partnered with Greenhouse, so you can get a refreshing and healthy beverage to wash down your veg-focused meal.

Address: 793 Bathurst Street
Phone: 416-535-3886


The Gaarden


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Encased by lush greenery and the city skyline, The Gaarden, newly located on the rooftop at 314 Queen Street West, is ready to serve as your oasis. The beer garden is serving up light, shareable bites and an extensive cocktail menu, ideal for wasting the night away after a busy week at the office.

Address: 314 Queen Street West


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